Global initiatives at the Center for Global Affairs (CGA) provide you with the unique opportunity to pursue intensive coursework around the world. All study-away electives include pre-departure class sessions and project planning; on-site lectures, field visits, and debriefing sessions; and post-trip wrap-up sessions and project presentations.
Low student-to-faculty ratios afford an intellectually rigorous experience in the classroom and in the field. Past CGA intensive study courses have included visits to Cuba, Ghana, China, Chile, Vietnam, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Jordan, and Israel. While abroad, you will become an active participant in the field intensive experience.
In Summer 2011, students visited Ghana—site of an NYU global academic center—to study the multiple dimensions of development: economic, political, environmental, social, cultural, and regional. Students met with leaders from international development organizations and Ghanaian civil society, academia, and business. They visited under-resourced communities as well as modern offices in Accra, traveling to rural areas to talk with village elders, farmers, women’s groups, and community organizations. They learned what Ghanaians have achieved, as well as how much remains to be done.